Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Boogey Man

Spooky synth music for the 1980 horror hit, the most successful film by indie director/former Fassbinder colleague Uli Lommel. The score was concocted by three California-based sound consultants under the name "Synthe-Sound-Trax" and sounds a bit like a cross between John Carpenter's Halloween and Colin Towns' Full Circle (which isn't surprising, since the opening of the movie apes the Carpenter film pretty closely). The film itself is a bizarre twist on the slasher formula with a possessed mirror shard compelling people to die in imaginative accidents, with one especially funny bit involving a car door. The score was independently released by the composer in a limited (1,000-unit) vinyl pressing shortly following the film's release (this comes from #867, for anyone who's counting) and remains an interesting example of early electronic horror music.

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18 Comments:

Anonymous Don Guarisco said...

This is definitely the best of all imitation-John Carpenter synth scores.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Gregg Kapsalis said...

Great soundtrack! Thank you very much!

4:33 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Can't beat those '80s synth scores. Happy listening!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Equimathorn Jr. said...

Listening to this right now. Creepy and melodic.Thank you very much.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous PulsingCinema said...

Sweet lord, I've literally been searching for this LP for maybe half a decade. Incredible, amazing.

12:25 AM  
Blogger attax said...

Thanks a lot. Great Blog :) I put you in my link section :)

10:25 AM  
Blogger attax said...

You was talking about the Full Circle OST by Colin Towns. Do you have it ? It's oop and it's great music. Could you post it ?

12:59 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Yep, I have FULL CIRCLE -- truly incredible score. It'll probably be posted soon; can't believe they let that go out of print so long ago. Thanks for the link!

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoah! This blog is superb. This is an excellent soundtrack! So great to be able to hear it after all these years. Keep up the great work!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous marcus said...

awesome, thanks man...

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like this album was deleted during Rapid Share's hiccup a few weeks ago.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous colinr0380 said...

This is a brilliant score. It reminded me of the BBC Radio 2 series called Elastic Planet that was made in 1996. It was a comic radio show telling a long looping tale of coincidence and fate and it used the first half of track number 1 "The Boogey Man" as its opening and closing theme.

There was something that sent shivers up and down the spine whenever I heard it and the mystical, spacey sound was so apt for that themes of coincidence!

The rest of the score is wonderful too and hopefully I'll get a chance to see the film it actually came from soon!

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Dmitry said...

Hi!
Link is dead. Any chance to see the great soundtrack reposted?

4:16 AM  
Blogger monster said...

Could you please reupload.

I`ve been looking for this as it`s great.

Thanks

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello this is monster.

I`ve been looking for this soundtrack ever since I first saw this film back in 1982, when we first had our video recorder.

This is so good.

Thank you very much.

Apologies for the anonymous post but having trouble with password.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:46 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

New download link is posted.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Coffeecub said...

did you say you have the soundtrack to "Full Circle?" if you do, could you post it? i couldn't find it

3:29 PM  

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